Information and Forms To Help Fight Identity Theft

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Avoid Housing Schemes

The number of Iowa homes in foreclosure has been high for several years, and homeowners experiencing foreclosure can be easy victims. The following scenarios are not all schemes – but these situations likely will not be a “good deal” for individuals buying or selling homes.

Get Your FREE Credit Report

Fight identity theft by monitoring and reviewing your credit report. You may request your free credit report online, request your report by phone or request your report through the mail.

Identity Theft

Questions and answers about when when someone uses your name, Social Security number, date of birth, credit card or bank account information, or other personal information without your authorization to commit fraud.

Identity Theft and Your Social Security Number

A dishonest person who has your Social Security number can use it to get other personal information about you

Mortgage Rescue Scams

Are you a homeowner who is behind in mortgage payments or facing foreclosure? Help is available but you need to be careful.

Report Fraud to the Federal Trade Commission (Separate Website)

Protect yourself and your community by reporting fraud, scams and bad business practices to the Federal Trade Commission. The Federal Trade Commission is a federal agency that protects consumers.

Report Identity Theft to the Federal Trade Commission

Report identity theft to the FTC by going to You decide how much information you want to report. The information you provide will be available for law enforcement. If you report identity theft using the FTC's online tool, you will receive an FTC Identity Theft Report and step-by-step recovery plan. The recovery plan includes directions, contact information and form letters.

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